44 episodes

Join Best Selling Author Drew Hannush as he explores the rich stories, myths, and legends that surround our favorite spirit. From the ghosts of the Scottish Highlands, to bourbon legends like Colonel E.H. Taylor, to popular myths around how we taste and experience whisk(e)y - Drew is on a mission to help enrich your whiskey experience by finding the stories that hide behind the labels.

Whiskey Lore Drew Hannush

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

Join Best Selling Author Drew Hannush as he explores the rich stories, myths, and legends that surround our favorite spirit. From the ghosts of the Scottish Highlands, to bourbon legends like Colonel E.H. Taylor, to popular myths around how we taste and experience whisk(e)y - Drew is on a mission to help enrich your whiskey experience by finding the stories that hide behind the labels.

    Season 5 Trailer

    Season 5 Trailer

    The Summer is almost over. Time for the new season of Whiskey Lore. Make sure you are subscribed.

    And check out the new podcast from Whiskey Lore called Whiskey Lore: The Interviews, where I turn the storytelling over to founders, distillers, historians, and authors.

    Find it and subscribe here on Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 min
    Dusty Bottles "from the Wettest Spot in America" (Part 2)

    Dusty Bottles "from the Wettest Spot in America" (Part 2)

    What is a "dusty hunter?" Find out in this week's episode and join me as we talk about the largest collection of Pre-Prohibition whiskey sold at a Christie's auction. Whiskey that sat for a century in two vaults owned by a man who helped put Los Angeles on the map and also brought the citizens plenty of whiskey.

    And find out where I take 2 bottles of this Pre-Prohibition whiskey during my 6000 mile journey across the country.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dusty Bottles from "the Wettest Spot in America" (Part 1)

    Dusty Bottles from "the Wettest Spot in America" (Part 1)

    One morning, I opened my email and read about one of the most fascinating finds any whiskey fan could hope for. A paralegal from Los Angeles who is also a fan of the show, had a client who recently passed away, and within their house was a store of whiskey filled with the most fascinating history imaginable.

    Not only from the dusty bottles themselves, but also the story of how they got there - a magical gift from the man who created what the LA Times called in 1919, "the wettest spot in America."

    • 38 min
    Juke Joints, Whiskey, and the Blues - Part 2 (Featuring Poe of WABG-AM)

    Juke Joints, Whiskey, and the Blues - Part 2 (Featuring Poe of WABG-AM)

    Continuing my journey through the Mississippi Delta, I made a couple of stops including Rosedale, mentioned in Robert Johnson's Traveling Riverside Blues, and Dockery's Plantation.

    My final stop was to be the final resting spot of Robert Johnson, but a surprise awaited me - and it would lead to a voice with first hand experience at partying at the juke joints - Poe of WABG-AM in Greenwood, MS.

    • 21 min
    Juke Joints, Whiskey, and the Blues: Memphis to Clarksdale

    Juke Joints, Whiskey, and the Blues: Memphis to Clarksdale

    Join me as I go on a hunt for juke joints in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way I'll taste a hamburger fried in 100 year old grease. I'll talk about the Father of the Blues and the Home of the Blues. I'll search for Robert Johnson's home in the Delta. I'll spend some time relating some of the great information I learned from Roger Stolle and his book Juke Joint Confidential and I'll have someone offer me a building Ike Turner worked in.

    • 23 min
    The Fight Inside: The Crossroads of Robert Johnson (Part 2)

    The Fight Inside: The Crossroads of Robert Johnson (Part 2)

    What a fascinating human being. Robert Johnson didn't live a long life, but he lived a full one for his years. Amazingly, researchers have retraced a large portion of his life and books released in the last 2 years have shown a bright light on who Robert the man was, rather than the legend.

    In this episode, I will tell the story of that man. From the day he went searching for his father, to the uncovering of myths, and his families quest to bring him peace.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Ed from WNC ,

Historically accurate and entertaining

This has been, by far, my favorite podcast series that I’ve found. The historical aspect of it is spot on married with the fact that it’s entertaining and the narrator’s way of gripping his audience, it is one you won’t be able to walk away from.

mattewmerritt ,

Another Dram, Please!

This is absolutely the best podcast there is. The history, the stories, and the lore are brought together for a perfect BLEND!

Arsenal4040 ,

Informative look at the little less known side of whiskey

Let me start off by saying I live in Frankfort, Kentucky the home of Buffalo Trace so my interest in bourbon is inherited. My grandfather worked at Old Taylor and Old Crow distilleries and was the president of the distillers union back in the day so I love a look back into history of spirits. Whiskey Lore fills that niche perfectly with interesting stories and Drew’s voice resonates like some of the best voices of show business. Whiskey Lore is at time humorous and other times more somber. If I had complaints it would be that they are a too short in length (you just want to keep listening) and this being a podcast it would make a wonderful 30 minute PBS show with historical photos and traveling to where the stories take place. Perhaps some day?!? Regardless this has become a must listen for me! Prost!

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